On Friday 6th March Merstham Village Hall was full almost to capacity for our evening entitled UNINVITED GUESTS – two one-act plays with a delicious supper in the Interval (including the notorious After Eights).
Off the Cuff Theatre Company – recently formed by MADS’ veteran Barry Lambert with several friends from various other companies - entertained. We were transported to a smart house in London and to a cottage on Dartmoor (with the absolute minimum of scenery change – who needs complicated scenery? “Intruder” was a superbly crafted piece showcasing Marion Barker, with Steve Jones as the eponymous ‘gentleman burglar’ and was written and directed by Barry.
The second play was “What shall we do with the Body?” by Rae Shirley, also directed by Barry, and featuring Jill Fortune, Lisa Ray and Graham Dunning. Technical support was provided by Ian Fortune.
Both plays were previewed at the Spread Eagle Pub & Theatre, Katherine Street, Croydon, and “Body” was entered in the Southern Counties Drama Festival and received compliments from the Adjudicator.